Our existing enterprise has about 200 PCs. We have had a SUS server up for a while, but I think the database is fubar. All of the machines show 99% installed however our Updates overview and Computers overview has the installed/not applicable greyed out and has a 0 by it.
If the systems have 99% of their updates installed, there shouldn't be 0 installed/not applicable under updates.
After looking through some forums, it was suggested that the database may be bad. I have already stood up a 2012 R2 server w/ the SUS role. I have a separate GPO pointing to the new test server, and this GPO is applied to my work desktop and work laptop. So far they have checked in OK.
My question is (and I am a desktop support person trying to learn)- do I need to decline any of the superseded updates right away?
On the brand new SUS server w/ only Windows 7 and Office 2010/2013 configured as Products, there are 1300 security updates and 1197 critical updates to be approved.
Do you all decline superseded updates or do you approve all, let all the machines report in and sort it out one by one? The goal of course is to have all my systems fully patched. From Microsoft:
WSUS does not automatically decline superseded updates, and it is recommended > that you do not assume that superseded updates should be declined in favor of > the new, superseding update. Before declining a superseded update, make sure > that it is no longer needed by any of your client computers. These are three > possible scenarios in which you might need to install a superseded update: If a superseding update supports only newer versions of an operating system, and > some of your client computers run earlier versions of the operating system.
If a superseding update has more restricted applicability than the update it > supersedes, which would make it inappropriate for some client computers.
If an update no longer supersedes a previously released update because of new > changes. It is possible that, through changes at each release, an update no > longer supersedes an update it previously superseded in an earlier version.
I just want my systems patched with the most current update. It sounds like I have to have updates approved and installed in a preset order. (Or maybe I am mentally overcomplicating things, which happens).
I wish I could approve everything, and for the systems and SUS to figure out what each PCs needs and push it out.